By Julia Reischel on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 - 1:44 pm
Above: The summit of Sherrill Mountain in Greene County is a three-mile bushwhack from the nearest road. Image via Google maps.  Five forest rangers and two volunteer firefighters hiked six miles of rough terrain to a remote Greene County mountaintop to... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  Posted by Schoharie Co. Fire Wire & News on Thursday, August 20, 2015 Above: Photos of the rescue, shared on the Schoharie County Fire Wire and News Facebook page. Schoharie County's Search and Rescue Team rescued a camper who was trapped 100... Read more
By SEVANY on Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2015 - 8:45 pm
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 20, 2015 - 3:58 pm
Above: An ice rescue training on the Rondout Reservoir on March 10. Photo via the DEP's Flickr page. March, when the ice of Catskills lakes and reservoirs is the thickest, is the time of year when first responders freshen up their ice rescue skills. Last... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Mar. 16, 2015 - 2:08 pm
A man was badly burned in a series of explosions in a garage on Route 30 just outside of the village of Margaretville in Delaware County on Monday, March 16. In between blasts, two of the man’s neighbors, Allen Misner and Cody Ackerly, helped drag him to... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:04 pm
A man was trapped by snow in a remote cabin in the Schoharie town of Broome for three days last week, according to a press release from the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office.  Sixty-year-old David Garrison lives in a cabin with no phone or electricity. On... Read more
By John Phillip Tappen on Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014 - 6:21 pm
Multiple towns across the Catskills region declared a state of emergency after flooding caused by thunderstorms, forcing the closure of a number of roads.The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather warning early Thursday morning for severe... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 21, 2014 - 3:55 pm
It's not even Memorial Day yet, and it's already begun: The season for reminding boaters that placid-looking local rivers and creeks can pack a deadly wallop. Local firefighters got a chance to put their swift water rescue training into action on Tuesday... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 3, 2013 - 9:46 am
A 55-year-old Port Ewen man who decided to take his Jeep off-roading in the town of Ulster on Sunday slid off the trail, and had to be rescued by state police and local fire companies.  According to a statement from state troopers, the man, who police did... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 - 12:22 pm
Photo of rescued deer posted on Facebook by the Lumberland Fire Department on Friday, January 4. From the river edge of Sullivan County comes a dramatic rescue story: Last Friday, the Lumberland Fire Deparment rescued a doe who had fallen through the ice... Read more


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